Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement / Edition 1

Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement / Edition 1

by Donald E. Miller, Tetsunao Yamamori
     
 


"This book is an important contribution. Written in an engaging style and filled with highly instructive material, it provides an impressive picture of what is arguably the most dynamic religious phenomenon of our time: the worldwide explosion of Pentecostalism. Miller and Yamamori deftly reveal how religion is effecting societies and cultures around the globe… See more details below

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"This book is an important contribution. Written in an engaging style and filled with highly instructive material, it provides an impressive picture of what is arguably the most dynamic religious phenomenon of our time: the worldwide explosion of Pentecostalism. Miller and Yamamori deftly reveal how religion is effecting societies and cultures around the globe."—Peter L. Berger, Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University

"Miller and Yamamori are explorers bringing word to the First World of a large Third World religious development that, until now, has barely broken the surface of our awareness. This book marks the beginning of what will be a large and significant discussion."—Jack Miles, Pulitzer Prize winner for God: A Biography

"Global Pentecostalism is immensely important, informative, and readable. The scope of the research is also amazingly impressive. The simultaneously wide-ranging and yet grass-rootsy empirical data collection provides a truly unique character for the book."—Christian Smith, author of Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers

"Global Pentecostalism is beautifully written and friendly to an audience of practitioners as well as to academic and professional researchers. The empirical research is unprecedented, and the volume will stand alone in the marketplace."—Doug Petersen, Margaret S. Smith Professor of Intercultural Studies, Vanguard University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520251946
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/03/2007
Edition description:
First Edition, Includes DVD
Pages:
263
Sales rank:
787,102
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. Global Pentecostalism
An Emergent Force within World Christianity

2. Progressive Pentecostals
Ministries, Beliefs, and Motivations

3. Building a New Generation
Programs Serving Children and Youth

4. Practicing the Faith
Transforming Individuals and Society

5. Encounters with the Holy
Meeting God in Worship and Prayer

6. Born in the Image of God
Democracy and Upward Social Mobility

7. Organizing the Saints
Giving the Ministry to the People

8. The Future of Progressive Pentecostalism

Appendix: List of Interviews
Notes
Contents of DVD
Index

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